The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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The United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence share many similarities and probably the same amount of differences. The Unites States Constitution was written on 17 September 1787 and the Declaration of Independence was written on 4 July 1776, the dates hold no significance at that time, but the Declaration was written first. This shows that out of the three the Declaration of Independence was written first, and with that being said was most important. Usually documents written and signed first becomes more important just because of its order in time and the fact that the first implementation is always harder to break away from. A little while after these documents were written, Thomas Jefferson wrote the letter to the Danbury …show more content…

Contrastingly, the authorship of the Constitution was credited to several men who deliberated and negotiated in order to establish what they believed to be the best government that was beneficial to the people of the United States. The Declaration of Independence declared their separation from England. It was outlined in the Constitution how this new and separate government would operate. The three branches of government was then formed: judicial, legislative and executive. They also included a list of requirements for each branch. The Constitution decribes how bill are passed and made into laws. “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.” (Article 1 Section 7 Clauses 2 and 3) We believe in the US Constitution because it gives us the rules on how the government is run.
The biggest and most important thing to take notice of between the two is

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